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The Natural Bridge +

US 11 & 130, 15 Appledore Lane

Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(540) 291-2121

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions.

Stay, and save too - Escape Packages booked online are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

Striking? Majestic? Visit the immense natural wonder and National Historic Landmark, The Natural Bridge, and discover why photos don’t do it justice, nor words describe it, and why the awe-struck Thomas Jefferson bought it.

 

Tune in to the soothing sound of the creek as you follow the Cedar Creek Nature Trail beyond the Bridge to Lace Falls. Chat with Living History staff in the Monacan Indian Village; experience and learn about life 300 years ago.  Surround yourself with hundreds of exotic and native butterflies in Virginia’s largest indoor butterfly garden, “Butterflies at the Bridge”.  Step back in time in the Wax Museum, and Toy Museum.  When darkness falls return your gaze to the Bridge during the colorful “Drama of Creation”… all with The Natural Bridge ticket!

 

Also explore nature’s magnificent underground landscape on a guided tour of Natural Bridge Caverns; purchase admission along with The Natural Bridge and save on all attractions. 

 

Stay, and save too- Escape Packages booked on-line are a great value on accommodations in the Natural Bridge Hotel, breakfast, and attractions.  For special offers, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com.

 

The Natural Bridge, located on US 11, is off the Blue Ridge Parkway (mp 61.6, 63.7), and off I-81 exit, 175 or 180.

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Live Glassblowing Demos

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 am

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Marion Mountain Music

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

Live Glassblowing Demos

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00 am

Hotel Floyd Concert Series

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 6:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Pisgah District - Hike of the Week

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Live Glassblowing Demos

Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:00 am

Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Lexington

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:00 pm

Old Fort Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

Woody's Original Mountain Music

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Friday, August 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
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5th Annual LakeAlooza

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Evening Campfire Program at Mt. Pisgah

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:30 pm

Gatlinburg Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:30 am

Rockfest

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Black Mountain Tailgate Market

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 9:00 am

Walking in the Footsteps of the Overmountain Men

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 10:00 am

BBQ and Brews Dinner Train

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

Wayne Henderson & Friends

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

Evening Campfire Program at Linvlle Falls

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Sunday Sounds at Chateau Morrisette

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 1:00 pm

Informal Jam on the Porch

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:00 pm

"The Mystery of Irma Vep"

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 8:00 pm
           

Highlights & Happenings

  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks comprise the largest developed area set aside for public recreati
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • Located at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is an area rich in history, scenic beauty, and abundant hiking trails. Early European settlers forged a living from the native materials that flourished in the Appalachian Mountain
  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • Renew your senses amid this landscape of open meadows. Doughton Park is one of the best places along the Blue Ridge Parkway to view white-tailed deer, raccoons, red and grey foxes, and bobcats.  Flowers burst on the scene in late spring and crea
  • Julian Price Memorial Park, MP 297
  • A majestic 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, named in honor of Julian Price, comprises this popular park and lies directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Together these parks make up the largest developed area set as
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
  • Attractions, Dining, Shopping & More
  • From fine arts to fun, experience the best places and activities to enhance your visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway region.
  • Fall Color - Tips for Leaf Season
  • Tips for planning your scenic drive or vacation to see the fall color along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Camping
  • Camping is one way visitors traveling through the Blue Ridge Parkway can spend the night under the stars in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.
  • Parkway Road Conditions
  • An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
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